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Vital Conversation – Engaging Youth

February 18, 2020

The Winkler Community Foundation is hosting a 2020 Vital Conversation: Youth Engagement.  This event is part of our RBC Future Launch grant commitment (grant presented in December 2019 to Genesis House) and is the next step in our Vital Signs program.

We will be hosting Youth between the ages of 16-29 to participate in this conversation; high school students, university students as well as young people currently employed in the workforce together with Community Leaders.

We believe that local issues can be addressed by working together. By bringing community leaders together to listen to our youth between the ages of 16-29, we are convening changemakers to participate in social innovation conversations. Invision Edge will be facilitating the event.

To join us  on Thursday, February 20th,  please contact Myra Peters, Executive Director @ Winkler Community Foundation 204-362-9292.



WES YIP give back

Winkler Elementary School ran Youth in Philanthropy as an Exploratory program during the 2020-21 school year. They had a group of grade 8 students participate. As a part of the program, the students ran a Valentine’s Day themed fundraiser by selling boxes of smarties. They felt the smarties could share some “joy” during a COVID Valentine’s. The girls designed to and from tags for the students to send the smarties to friends aor siblings in the school. The money raised during the YIP exploratory program was matched by the Winkler Community Foundation. Thanks to the student’s efforts and the Foundation’s match, a grant of $669 was awarded to Gateway Resources. This grant has been designated for Gateway’s Life Skills Program to add tactile and sensory box resources. “We decided to raise money for the Gateway Life Skills Program because we believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to contribute to the community and do what they love!” – Karli, BYNN and Bria grade 8 YIP students from WES.   The Winkler Community Foundation loves seeing students engage in philanthropic activities. We were happy to see WES find a creative way to still teach young students about philanthropy and positively impact […]


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